Why International Studies with Junior Year Abroad?
- 1 With a degree in International Studies, you can pursue a career in government, consulting, media, business, or non-profit.
- 2 According to The Princeton Review, “International Studies will equip you with a greater understanding of how other cultures live and govern themselves.”
- 3 A degree in International Studies will provide you with the basic skills in economic and political analysis, relating and analyzing across cultural and national lines, organizing thoughts and engaging in debate, and logical problem analysis.
Careers in International Studies
- Foreign Service Officer/Specialist
- Foreign Exchange Trader
- Political Campaign Worker
Alumni Graduate Schools
- New York University
- Valparaiso University
- University of Illinois - Chicago
- University of Indianapolis
- DePaul University
Why Study International Studies with Junior Year Abroad?
SJC has a history of creating programs to meet the needs of its students. As a result, students studying International Studies with Junior Year Abroad take a wide array of classes during their time at the College. These classes include courses in economics, business, history, English, political science, philosophy, and religion. In addition to offering variety on campus, our membership in the NAFSA: Association of International Educators and our willingness to enter associate agreements with other colleges and universities allows us to tailor an experience or internship abroad to fit our students’ needs and interests. As a result, International Studies with Junior Year Abroad students have traveled to Australia, Northern Ireland, England, Italy, Austria, Costa Rica, Greece, Spain, and Mexico.
SJC faculty encourage all students to participate in internships and programs abroad. Thanks to grants provided by the Irvine and Rotary Foundations, SJC's Director of International Studies has taken students to Guadalajara, Mexico and Managua, Nicaragua to serve as research assistants. Opportunities for internships also exist in Washington DC for our students. For example, the Washington Center is an excellent program for policy-oriented students who want to get hands-on experience in our nation's capital.
Dedication to Excellence
If students show interest in areas not covered by our agreements, our affiliation with NAFSA allows us to find other reputable programs. This affiliation and our already existing agreements allow us the flexibility to expand offerings for students with varied interests.
Faculty and Class Size
The faculty at SJC have vast experience and expertise because of their research and personal experiences, which include travels to India, Nicaragua, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, Africa, England, Jordan, Syria, Vietnam, and more. Class sizes range between 10 and 25 students due to the various types of required courses.